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Randall, Niamh (2011) A snapshot of health issues experienced by people who are homeless in Ireland. Homeless in Europe , Spring , pp. 35-37.

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There are many different reasons why a person becomes homeless, but generally the explanation lies in a combination of structural factors (such as poverty or unemployment) and personal factors (such as family breakdown or health problems). What is clear is that once a person becomes homeless, the deterioration in their physical and mental health can be both rapid and debilitating. The Simon Communities believe that every person has the right to enjoy the highest possible standard of health. The experience of homelessness may result in serious and persistent violations of this fundamental right.

 

Item Type:Article
Date:2011
Page Range:pp. 35-37
Volume:Spring
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:G Health and disease > State of health > Mental health
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Problem substance use
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Social condition > Homelessness
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
G Health and disease > State of health > Physical health
T Demographic characteristics > Homeless person

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